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Mutombo N; Landouré A; Man WY; Fenwick A; Dembélé R; Sacko M; Keita AD; Traoré MS; Webster JP; McLaws ML, 2019, 'The association between child Schistosoma spp. infections and morbidity in an irrigated rice region in Mali: A localized study', Acta tropica, vol. 199, pp. 105115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.105115

Jain S; Clezy K; McLaws ML, 2019, 'Modified glove use for contact precautions: Health care workers’ perceptions and acceptance', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 47, pp. 938 - 944, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.01.009

Sharp CA; Schulz Moore JS; McLaws ML, 2019, 'Two-Hourly Repositioning for Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in the Elderly: Patient Safety or Elder Abuse?', Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, vol. 16, pp. 17 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11673-018-9892-3

Alp E; Cookson B; Erdem H; Rello J; Akhvlediani T; Akkoyunlu Y; Amela DL; Aqel A; Bagırova F; Carevic B; Candevir-Ulu A; Cevahir F; Dijk MV; Dobrevska R; Donlan S; Dragovac G; Fernandez R; Ikram A; Kamal AM; Karagoz E; Kaynar L; Kulzhanova S; Kumar A; McLaws ML; Mema D; Oztoprak N; Pepe FN; Petri O; Popescu C; Presterl E; Raka L; Resat M; Senol G; Shresta LB; Sonmezer M; Taqıyev B; Tekin R; Tiamiyu B; Ulu-Kilic A; Vandana KE; Vecchio RFD; Wongsurakıat P, 2019, 'Infection control bundles in intensive care: an international cross-sectional survey in low- and middle-income countries', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 101, pp. 248 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.07.022

Stuart RL; Marshall C; Harrington G; Sasko L; McLaws ML; Ferguson J, 2019, 'ASID/ACIPC position statement – Infection control for patients with Clostridium difficile infection in healthcare facilities', Infection, Disease and Health, vol. 24, pp. 32 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2018.10.001

Duong MC; McLaws ML, 2019, 'Screening haemodialysis patients for hepatitis C in Vietnam: The inconsistency between common hepatitis C virus serological and virological tests', Journal of Viral Hepatitis, vol. 26, pp. 25 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvh.12994

Sharp CA; Moore JSS; McLaws ML, 2018, 'The coroner's role in the prevention of elder abuse: A study of australian coroner's court cases involving pressure ulcers in elders', Journal of Law and Medicine, vol. 26, pp. 494 - 509

McLaws ML; Kwok YLA, 2018, 'Hand hygiene compliance rates: Fact or fiction?', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 46, pp. 876 - 880, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.03.030

File K; Valente T; McLaws ML, 2018, 'Hygiene and health: Who do mothers in Vanuatu communicate with about health?', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15030443

Jain S; Clezy K; McLaws ML, 2018, 'Safe removal of gloves from contact precautions: The role of hand hygiene', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 46, pp. 764 - 767, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.01.013

Sharp CA; McLaws ML, 2017, 'STOP THE CYCLE OF CONTAMINATION AND DEATH', Australian nursing & midwifery journal, vol. 24, pp. 42

Jain S; Clezy K; McLaws ML, 2017, 'Glove: Use for safety or overuse?', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 45, pp. 1407 - 1410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.08.029

Om C; Daily F; Vlieghe E; McLaughlin JC; McLaws ML, 2017, 'Pervasive antibiotic misuse in the Cambodian community: Antibiotic-seeking behaviour with unrestricted access', Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-017-0187-y

Duong MC; McLaws ML, 2017, 'Dangerous practices in a hemodialysis unit in Vietnam identify from mixed methods', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-017-2290-3

McLaws ML; Kwok A, 2017, 'Letter to the editor on “Social cohesion: The missing factor required for a successful hand hygiene program”', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 45, pp. 579 - 579, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.01.011

McLaws ML, 2017, 'Our health care workers need more than infection prevention best practice while caring for patients with novel and highly pathogenic infections', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 45, pp. 4 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.09.016

Kwok YLA; Harris P; McLaws ML, 2017, 'Social cohesion: The missing factor required for a successful hand hygiene program', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 45, pp. 222 - 227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.10.021

Storr J; Twyman A; Zingg W; Damani N; Kilpatrick C; Reilly J; Price L; Egger M; Grayson ML; Kelley E; Allegranzi B; Caluwaerts A; El-Asady R; Fisher D; Gastmeier P; Holmes A; Jayatilleke K; McLaws ML; Mehta G; Mehtar S; Ndoye B; Otaíza F; Padoveze MC; Park B; Parneix P; Pittet D; Robertson V; Sesay-Kamara N; Seto WH; Talaat M; Unahalekhaka A; Curiel EV, 2017, 'Core components for effective infection prevention and control programmes: New WHO evidence-based recommendations', Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-016-0149-9

Duong C; Turner R; McLaws M-L, 2016, 'Shewhart Charts and Two-Monthly Screening Interval to Monitor Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B Virus Infections in Two-Year Prospective Cohort Study of Hemodialysis Patients in Vietnam', Journal of Nephrology and Urology Research, vol. 4, pp. 5 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.12970/2310-984X.2016.04.01.3

Om C; Daily F; Vlieghe E; McLaughlin JC; McLaws ML, 2016, '"If it's a broad spectrum, it can shoot better": Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in Cambodia', Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-016-0159-7

Kwok YLA; Juergens CP; McLaws ML, 2016, 'Automated hand hygiene auditing with and without an intervention', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 44, pp. 1475 - 1480, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.08.014

Om C; Vlieghe E; McLaughlin JC; Daily F; McLaws ML, 2016, 'Antibiotic prescribing practices: A national survey of Cambodian physicians', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 44, pp. 1144 - 1148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.03.062

Om C; McLaws ML, 2016, 'Antibiotics: Practice and opinions of Cambodian commercial farmers, animal feed retailers and veterinarians', Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-016-0147-y

Spigelman AD; Rendalls S; McLaws ML; Gray A, 2016, 'Antimicrobial stewardship: Australia', International Journal of Health Governance, vol. 21, pp. 139 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJHG-02-2016-0010

Burrell AR; McLaws ML; Fullick M; Sullivan RB; Sindhusake D, 2016, 'SEPSIS KILLS: early intervention saves lives', The Medical journal of Australia, vol. 204

McLaws M; Salmon S; Sax H; Pittet D, 2016, 'Questions linked to Salmon S, Pittet D, Sax H, McLaws ML. The ‘My five moments for hand hygiene’ concept for the overcrowded setting in resource-limited healthcare systems. J Hosp Infect 2015;91:95–99.', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 92, pp. 294 - 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2015.06.003

Azim S; Juergens C; McLaws ML, 2016, 'An average hand hygiene day for nurses and physicians: The burden is not equal', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 44, pp. 777 - 781, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.02.006

Azim S; Juergens C; Hines J; McLaws ML, 2016, 'Introducing automated hand hygiene surveillance to an Australian hospital: Mirroring the HOW2 Benchmark Study', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 44, pp. 772 - 776, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.02.012

Lee YF; Merican H; Nallusamy R; Ong LM; Mohamed Nazir P; Hamzah HB; McLaws ML, 2016, 'Hand hygiene compliance in Penang, Malaysia: Human audits versus product usage', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 44, pp. e95 - e97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2015.12.031

McLaws ML; Chughtai AA; Salmon S; MacIntyre CR, 2016, 'A highly precautionary doffing sequence for health care workers after caring for wet Ebola patients to further reduce occupational acquisition of Ebola', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 44, pp. 740 - 744, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2015.12.034

Duong CM; McLaws ML, 2016, 'An investigation of an outbreak of hepatitis C virus infections in a low-resourced hemodialysis unit in Vietnam', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 44, pp. 560 - 566, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.01.014

File K; McLaws ML, 2015, 'Ni-Vanuatu health-seeking practices for general health and childhood diarrheal illness: Results from a qualitative methods study', BMC Research Notes, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-015-1151-7

Alp E; Orhan T; Kürkcü CA; Ersoy S; McLaws ML, 2015, 'The first six years of surveillance in pediatric and neonatal intensive care units in Turkey', Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-015-0074-3

McLaws M, 2015, 'The relationship between hand hygiene and health care-associated infection: it’s complicated', Infection and Drug Resistance, vol. 8, pp. 7 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IDR.S62704

Azim S; Nimmo GR; McLaws ML, 2015, 'Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) antibiogram: How inaccurate have our estimates been?', Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, vol. 3, pp. 80 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jgar.2015.02.003

Salmon S; Pittet D; Sax H; McLaws ML, 2015, 'The 'My five moments for hand hygiene' concept for the overcrowded setting in resource-limited healthcare systems', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 91, pp. 95 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2015.04.011

Duong CM; Olszyna DP; Nguyen PD; McLaws ML, 2015, 'Challenges of hemodialysis in Vietnam: Experience from the first standardized district dialysis unit in Ho Chi Minh City', BMC Nephrology, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12882-015-0117-2

Salmon S; McLaws ML, 2015, 'Environmental challenges of identifying a patient zone and the healthcare zone in a crowded Vietnamese hospital', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 91, pp. 45 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2015.04.020

Salmon S; McLaws ML, 2015, 'Qualitative findings from focus group discussions on hand hygiene compliance among health care workers in Vietnam', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 43, pp. 1086 - 1091, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2015.05.039

Kwok YLA; Callard M; McLaws ML, 2015, 'An automated hand hygiene training system improves hand hygiene technique but not compliance', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 43, pp. 821 - 825, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2015.04.201

Duong CM; Olszyna D; McLaws ML, 2015, 'Hepatitis B and C virus infections among patients with end stage renal disease in a low-resourced hemodialysis center in Vietnam: a cross-sectional study', BMC Public Health, vol. 15, pp. 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1532-9

Azim SF; Nimmo G; McLaws ML , 2015, 'Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) antibiogram: how inaccurate have our estimates been?', Journal of global antimicrobial resistance

Kwok YL; Gralton J; McLaws M, 2015, 'Face touching: A frequent habit that has implications for hand hygiene', American Journal Infection Control, vol. 43, pp. 112 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2014.10.015

Gralton J; Mclaws ML; Rawlinson WD, 2015, 'Personal clothing as a potential vector of respiratory virus transmission in childcare settings', Journal of Medical Virology, vol. 87, pp. 925 - 930, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmv.24102

Salmon S; McLaws M; Fisher D, 2015, 'Community-based care of Ebola virus disease in west Africa', Lancet Infectious Diseases, vol. 15, pp. 151 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(14)71080-1

McLaws ML; Farahangiz S; Palenik CJ; Askarian M, 2015, 'Iranian healthcare workers' perspective on hand hygiene: A qualitative study', Journal of Infection and Public Health, vol. 8, pp. 72 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2014.05.004

McLaws M-L, 2014, 'Epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections: uses, pitfalls and the future', MICROBIOLOGY AUSTRALIA, vol. 35, pp. 17 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MA14006

Coombs GW; Daley DA; Pearson JC; Nimmo GR; Collignon P; McLaws M; Robinson JO; Turnidge JD, 2014, 'Community-onset Staphylococcus Surveillance Programme Annual Report, 2012.', Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, vol. 38, pp. E59 - E69, http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/cda-cdi3801-pdf-cnt.htm/$FILE/cdi3801l.pdf

Coombs GW; Nimmo GR; Daly DA; Le TT; Pearson JC; Tan HL; Robinson JO; Collignon PJ; McLaws M; Turnidge JD, 2014, 'Australian Staphylococcus aureus Sepsis Outcome Programme annual report, 2013.', Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, vol. 38, pp. E309 - E319, http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/cda-cdi3804g.htm

Salmon S; McLaws ML, 2014, 'Environmental challenges of identifying a patient zone and the healthcare zone in a crowded Vietnamese hospital', Journal of Hospital Infection, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2015.04.020


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